Welcome to the Kelowna Scotch and Fine Spirits Society, where you’ll have the opportunity to imbibe excellent Scotch and other fine whiskies and spirits, such as bourbon, cognac, rum, gin and tequila. Anyone of legal drinking age is welcome and you certainly need not be a connoisseur. The society is equally a social gathering as it is an opportunity to discover the complexities of both single malt whiskies and other fine spirits, many of which are are not the usual bottles you see at eye level in the liquor store!
Our meetings are held on the third Monday of each month (with the exception of a few holidays) and each night fits with a theme and type of spirit. Flights are typically six specially selected offerings and ½ oz pours. Charcuterie or other small bites may or may not be provided as part of your tasting fee; however, depending on venue, additional food or beverages may be ordered individually.
Most tasting are presented by members of the KSFSS team, with the exception of when we are able to secure a special guest presenter. Each of our presenters have their own specialties, styles and methods of presentation. Most are very informal, with just enough information presented to give a background on the spirit offered, while some will include incredible amounts of material on history, methods of production and even chemistry.
We have a growing membership of over 100 strong, but always welcome new members or guests. For an initial one-time fee of $30 (which will go towards Glencairn glasses and other operating costs), you’ll be able to receive tastings at a discounted price. Tickets are typically $45 per evening for members and $60 for non-members.
Meet the team
Co-founder, Web Admin, Presenter
Finance, Event Coordinator
Firmly representing the “and Fine Spirits” part of the Society, Andrews first love is rum but brandy and bourbon is what got him into spirits. He first started presenting with the club at the second bourbon tasting in February 2017 and has led bourbon, rum and Canadian whisky tastings ever since. A biochemist amongst other things and an afficionado of the entire spectrum of zymology, his tastings tend to lean heavy into the history and chemistry of spirits consumption and production.